Skip to comments.Chicago police sergeant: "Tribal warfare" on the streets
Posted on 07/11/2012 8:17:28 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(CBS News) CHICAGO - Chicago is in the grips of a deadly gang war. At least 275 people have been killed in the city so far this year and many more have been shot, many of them innocent bystanders to the gang violence. Among the latest victims were 12- and 13-year-old girls shot Tuesday night. They survived.
Sgt. Matt Little leads one of the teams in Chicago's Gang Enforcement Unit. There are about 200 such officers in the city-- versus 100,000 gang members.
"Almost all the violence we're seeing now is from the gangs," Little said. "When there's a shooting we'll respond to the shooting. We'll figure out where we believe the most likely area for retaliation is and we'll work that area trying to both prevent retaliation and possibly build a case on offenders."
CBS News rode along with Little's team as dusk fell on poor neighborhoods of vacant lots and high anxiety.
"The gangs have lost their hierarchy, so to speak, and without a chain of command, there's really nobody keeping things in check," Little said. The leaders are mostly in prison -- or dead. Those left are young, reckless, and often terrible shots.
"Instead of a bullet with somebody's name on it, we have a bullet that reads 'To whom it may concern,'" Little said. The result is a spate of shootings that have killed or wounded young children, even toddlers.
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In the areas that are seeing the worst violence all you have to do is let the senior citizens own guns. They know what to do.
Just wait until Obama loses the election. There will be rivers of blood in the streets, the Great Chicago Fire will look like a campfire.
Eric Holder declares arresting perps would have a greater disproportionate impact on minorities than voter ID and will act to quash any such activity.
Fence them in and throw in guns and ammunition then execute the survivors. They will all be guilty of murder by then.
So when do we issue a timetable for withdraw? I'm sick of this third world nation building......
The sooner, the better.
Obamaland. Ain’t it grand!/s
Absolutely accurate, but these days he may need to keep his resume updated for using that particular phrase/s;)
Well spoken, Corporal.
(He won’t be a Sergeant much longer for using a loaded word like “tribal” in Øbamastan)
I agree. Arm the citizens, put in strong stand your ground protections and wait for “a well armed society is a polite society”.
There will be a little peak in open warfare, but things will then get better.
A whole unGodly generation produced by humanists, democrats and public de-education camps. Chicago is going to collapse into chaos.
Did you notice the news reporter was wearing body armor while on the ride along in Chicago?
Hey, Rush was talking about this recently. Wasn’t midnight basketball supposed to fix this?
Of course, the real problem they are facing is finding a way to blame the violence on Bush and Republicans.
A Trayvon a day: The Chicago Way.
Obviously time to thin the gene pool. If these primitive vermin will riot for their favorite thug liar commie being ousted, they will riot for any reason aligned with anti-American manipulators. Bring it. Time to get them out of the demographics and take back America.
This thread needs some background music....
Bring back dueling with pistols. You have to admit, it is more civilized than this crap.
if Obama had a son, he’d look like......